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Volume XVII, No. VIII

Gold Line Bridge Work Taking Shape in Arcadia

The Gold Line bridge across the 210 just west of Santa Anita is well underway. The GLCA has been working around the clock to get to this stage in the construction phase. -Photo by Terry Miller

Local media was given a tour last Friday of the construction developments which have been causing drivers along the eastbound 210 to do a double take. There is now a temporary support structure across the lanes which will allow trucks under 15 feet to pass freely. However when the structure is complete the GLCA says that the height allowance will be 19 feet.

PCC Cuts Classes, Retired Staff PCC President Dr. Mark Rocha Say's “It breaks our hearts” By Terry Miller President Dr.Mark W. Rocha of Pasadena City College held a press conference Wednesday afternoon in an effort to explain why the popular City College cut about 45 primarily “low enrolled” sections. Pasadena City College, which began its spring session this week, cut 45 classes

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Work on the 210 Freeway Gold Line Bridge is on schedule and may require as many as 20 night full eastbound lane closures in the next two months in Arcadia. The $18.6 million 584foot bridge, the first component of the 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, started last summer and is expected to be completed later this year. The bridge will carry the

Gold Line over the Freeway just east of Baldwin Avenue. Plans call for future expansion of the light rail to Claremont and Montclair. Crews erected a temporary support structure over the eastbound 210 lanes last week to support the bridge during construction until the structure is strong enough to support itself. The final design of the basket-shaped bridge, in-

Parole Officer Shoots Parolee After Attempted Knife Attack Los Angeles Coutny Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into an officer involved shooting involving a California Department of Corrections parole officer which occurred on February 17, 2012, in Duarte. Detectives have learned that parole officers were looking for a parole violator and believed they located him in the 1900 block of Huntington Drive. A plain clothed parole officer was on the sidewalk attempting to confirm that the man was the individual they were seeking. While doing so, the suspect approached the officer, pulled a knife on

him, and demanded the officer’s cell phone. The parole officer identified himself at which time the suspect came at him with the knife. In fear for his safety, the parole officer fired multiple times, striking the suspect several times in the upper torso. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The parole officer was not injured and a knife was recovered. When the suspect, who has not been identified, is released from the hospital, he will be booked on charges of Attempted Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer, and violation of parole.

spired by the traditions of the Tongva tribe, was approved in November. There will be nightly full closures of the eastbound I-210 Freeway lanes for construction of the I-210 bridge from today (Feb. 22) through Friday night, March 2, except for Saturday and Sunday night (Feb. 25 and 26). Each weekday night, eastbound on-ramps at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd.

and Baldwin Ave. will close at 9:00 p.m.; up to three lanes will close starting at 10:00 p.m.; FULL closure of eastbound lanes from midnight until 5:00 a.m. each morning. All lanes will re-open by 6:00 a.m. On Friday, Feb. 24 and Friday, March 2, the closures will take place from 2:00 a.m.6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. All lanes will re-open by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

City of Monrovia Honored for ‘Commitment to Sustainability’ The City of Monrovia has achieved “Silver” status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability. Monrovia is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts. Representatives from the Environmental Media Association (EMA), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Green Seal – founding partners in California Green Communities presented the honor to the Monrovia City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, February 21. “We created California Green Communities to showcase what cities are doing to improve the quality of life for their residents,” said EMA President Debbie Levin. “Monrovia is a leader among southern California cities who are modeling sustainable practices for others.”

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Team Red, White and Blue

Helps Wounded Veterans Reintegrate into Stateside Society By Terry Miller

Ryan Ruz, Stephen Trush, Levi Hand, Daniel Pina, Jaclyn Embry, and Luis Madrazo (all Army Veterans) proudly holding old glory after finishing the race. -Photo by Andrea Olivas

Team Red White and Blue was one of many teams to participate in Pasadena’s inaugural Rock and Roll Half Marathon this past weekend. Endurance events like the Rock and Roll Marathon allow the Team RWB community to come together and honor the commitment

and dedication of our veterans - both in service and now during their struggle for reintegration. The team had 11 participants who ran the race while carrying old glory, 6 of these people are veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan wars according to one organizer, the re-

maining civilians are strong supporters of the Team RWB. The Team RWB for the Pasadena Rock and Roll Half Marathon included Veterans: Stephen Trush, Daniel Piña (also, wounded in Iraq), Ryan Ruz, Luis Madrazo,

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Dorothy's Place Clever Or Wise

By Dorothy Denne I'm going to enjoy another break. I needn't always try to be clever or wise when my friends forward me useful e-mails like these extra commandments to follow in life all the time. 1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout. 2. Why is a car's windshield so large and the rear view mirror so

small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on. 3. Friendship is like a book. It takes only a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. 4. All things in life are temporary. If they are going well, enjoy them, they will not last forever. If they are going poorly, don't worry, they will not last forever. 5. Old friends are gold. New friends are diamond. If you get a diamond, don't forget the gold because to hold a diamond you always need a base of gold. 6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, "Relax Be-

loved, it is just a bend, not the end." 7. When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities; when God doesn't solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities. 8. A blind person asked St. Anthony, "Can there be anything worse than losing your eyesight?" He replied, "Yes, losing your vision." 9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them. So, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you. 10. Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.

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Just Imagine Being with the Rose Queen and her Royal Court Learning about Physical Fitness, Charm, Poise, Leadership and Service By Harry Sneider

Harry and Sarah Sneider inspired by the Rose Queen and Her Royal Court at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena. -Courtesy Photo

Just recently we were invited by Dick and Jeanette Parker of Arcadia to the Shakespeare Club for the Rose Queen and Her Royal Court Luncheon. We got up close and personal with Queen Drew Washington who turns out to be a great athlete as well as a very fine speaker and motivator. She told us that she can run the 440 in 57 seconds flat. This is a very good time for her division at Flintridge Sacred Heart High School. She also is a fine student as well as a leader in the community. Princess Stephanie Hynes is from Maranatha High School which originally was Ambassador College, my work place. She is involved in equestrianism. She regularly rides horses with her friends and also helps children ride that cannot afford it. She gave a very fine speech about service to the community. Rose Princess Cynthia Louie attends LaSalle High School and is on the tennis team. She also does physical fitness activities. She watches

her nutritional program and stays active with her friends in service organizations. She was a natural entertainer, almost like a stand-up comedian. We had great laughs on her wonderful talk about coming into the tryouts in a giraffe suit, tearing it off and underneath was a business suit. She said she was adaptable to any situation and instantly became a hit with the judging committee. Rose Princess Kimberly Ostiller from Flintridge Prep was tall, blonde and beautiful. She is a volleyball player. She reminded us of another beautiful tall blonde that we trained for the movie “Golden Girl”, her name was Susan Anton. Kimberly is a wonderful speaker, and also the student body president at Flintridge Prep High School. She wants to become a medical doctor. Rose Princess Morgan Devaud told us that she was into physical fitness, particularly pilates and yoga. These young women were champions of the heart! They gave over 150 appearances and speeches dur-

ing their reign and are very poised in front of any kind of audience. Here’s what we learned from these young ladies: 1. Workout and eat healthy. 2. It’s important to be service minded. 3. Beauty and charm come from within. These girls had some outstanding spiritual qualities. 4. Their royal reign is a stepping stone to their future. 5. They can inspire other girls to try to become royalty, too. 6. What you say can be a great inspiration to all people in the community. 7. They were thankful and grateful for their reign as the Queen and the Royal Court. These young women are winners in life! YOU CAN BE A WINNER IN LIFE, TOO! Harry and Sarah Sneider have the opportunity to work with beautiful people in their training business. This is your chance to become the best that you can be. They have been professional fitness trainers for the last 43 years. Give them a call at 626-355-8964 or email harrysneider@earthlink.net.

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RE: Tobacco Sales to Minors Dear Editor: Last year, during a Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey in Duarte, three of the 23 local tobacco retailers were willing to sell cigarettes to minors under 18 years old. The City of Duarte can and should address this problem to protect the health of its children. The American Lung Association in California (ALAC) recently released the 2012 State of Tobacco Control grades for cities throughout California. Duarte has not updated its tobacco control laws since 1995 and again, received an “F”, according to the ALAC methodology. Reducing youth access to tobacco sales is a major concern. Over 60 cities and jurisdictions in California (36 in Los Angeles County) have addressed this concern by adopting local tobacco retailer licensing laws. A tobacco retail licensing (TRL) program is neither a punishment for tobacco retailers nor a duplication

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Dear Editor, We will be voting Yes on Measure A because we value the outstanding education our children receive in Arcadia Unified School District. Our family chose to live in Arcadia specifically because we wanted our children to receive the best public education available. But, we also recognize that maintaining quality education in our local schools is a

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challenge due to continued reductions in state school funding. Locally, these cuts have meant teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and cuts to instructional programs. I know we can make a difference in our community by passing Measure A. All of the funding generated by Measure A would go into our local classrooms – not one penny can be taken by the State and funds cannot be used for administrators’

salaries, pensions or benefits. San Marino, South Pasadena, and La Canada all have passed similar measures to keep their schools strong. We in Arcadia also need to keep our schools strong by passing Measure A. Please join us in the fight to preserve great schools in Arcadia and Vote YES on MEASURE A! Yours truly, Carla and Thomas Heer

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gress: “Studies indicate that retailer compliance is higher when there is active enforcement of youth access laws (i.e., unannounced compliance checks, and penalties for retailers caught selling to minors). Studies conducted in California and New York reported that enforcement led to significant reductions in sales to minors whereas education alone decreased sales only somewhat.” Keeping tobacco out of the hands of our children is a responsibility of local stores and shops that sell tobacco. Right now in Duarte, children are buying cigarettes from retailers, and it’s time for that to stop. As a community, we must do all we can to help prevent future generations from getting addicted to tobacco and suffering from tobacco-related disease. Contact: Guadulesa Rivera, Glendale Adventist Medical Center

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of tobacco laws that already exist. Rather, local TRL’s and enforcement have been proven to be the most effective policy at reducing illegal tobacco sales to minors by merchants. There are state laws on the books that make it illegal to sell tobacco products to minors; however, retailers continue to sell tobacco to kids at alarming rates. The statewide STAKE ACT (Stop Tobacco Access to Kids) enforcement program is under funded. The STAKE ACT program conducts compliance checks at only 8 percent of the estimated tobacco retailers in California each year. The great majority of tobacco retailers encounter no enforcement when it comes to laws prohibiting illegal sales to youth, yet enforcement has shown to be the most significant factor in changing retailer behavior. From the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service in a report to Con-

Dear Editor, I have been doing some reading about Measure A, which I was easily able to find on the District’s website. Overall, I am impressed by the work and thoughtfulness that has gone into this measure, and have decided to vote Yes. Measure A will provide a stable source of locally-controlled funding to counteract the millions

of dollars in funding that the State has cut from our education budget. Measure A allows us to maintain our quality neighborhood schools and retain our highly qualified teachers. I especially appreciate the tax-payer protections that are written into the measure – Measure A automatically expiries in five years and cannot be renewed without voter approval, senior citizens are

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eligible for an exemption and an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee will ensure funds are spent as promised. A “Yes” vote for Measure A is a “Yes” vote for local schools and local control of education funding. It seems to be an easy choice and I hope the community will join me in voting Yes on Measure A. Sincerely, Jim Helms

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Metro Preparing To Open Expo Line Metro has begun pre-revenue testing along the Expo Line corridor between downtown LA and Culver City in anticipation of opening the new line. The light rail line is the newest extension of the 70-station Metro Rail system. Trains are running on a schedule of every 12 minutes along the route to simulate regular service. Disadvantaged Workers Get Boost From Metro Metro has set a plan in motion to increase the number of disadvantaged workers hired to work on the agency’s transit and highway projects. An agreement between Metro and local building trade councils calls for 40 percent of the work hours on its projects be done by workers from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Bridge Building Underway For Gold Line Extension Periodic lane closures are occurring on the I-210 Freeway in Pasadena for construction of a bridge for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension to Azusa. The 11.4-mile extension will travel from Pasadena east with stops in Arcadia, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia and two in Azusa. For more information visit metro.net/foothillextension. LA Kings Fans Go Metro Rail More trains, more often is the way to see the LA Kings take on their pro hockey rivals at STAPLES Center. Metro’s Red, Purple and Blue lines now have trains running every 10 minutes until midnight. Stay for the shoot-out and when you’re ready to leave, we’ll be there for you within 10 minutes. Regional Connector Final Report In Review Metro is gathering public comment on the >nal environmental report for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor light rail line. The two-mile underground route will connect the Metro Gold, Blue and Expo lines through Downtown LA. For more information and to comment, visit metro.net/regionalconnector.

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Huntington Memorial Hospital Launches New Website To Help Teens and Their Parents Make Better Health and Lifestyle Choices Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today the launch of a new website designed to address common teen health and lifestyle issues and foster awareness of community support resources for teens and their parents. The “Healthy Teens” website – www.healthyteenspasadena.org – is funded, in part, through an award from the National Network of Medical Libraries. The award will allow the hospital and its medical library to forge partnerships with the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Public Library and collectively promote awareness and use of teen/parental health resources in the Pasadena community.

The partnership will also include speakers, displays and other informational handouts at local high schools, public libraries and throughout the community at large. “Pasadena’s 2010 Community Needs Assessment report clearly indicates that health education outreach to teens and their parents is a seriously unmet need,” said Sherrill Olsen, manager of Huntington Hospital’s health sciences library. “Teens are commonly thought to be one of the healthiest segments of society, but the increasing availability of addictive substances and the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle choices can lead to disastrous health consequences. Our program will address

these issues head on in an accessible and informative way.” The website offers teens and their parents an extensive list of local resources to help them tackle such health issues as chemical dependency, eating disorders and mental health. At the same time it provides equally comprehensive resources that acknowledge the challenges and questions teens face on a wide range of lifestyle choices including dating, housing, birth control, tutoring and volunteering. Equally rich resources are available through the site for parents and educators on these and other topics. “Our program is all about helping teens make intelligent, well-informed

choices and supporting parents of teens in the challenges they face as well,” said Olsen. The launch of this teen-oriented website comes just 16 months after Huntington became the first hospital in the country to partner with the Healthy Communities Institute to offer a one-stop, online source of publicly available data about community health. That website, known as Healthy Pasadena (www.healthypasadena. org), helps community members and policy makers learn about health-related issues and local resources so that individuals can make informed, healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.

LitFest Pasadena Launches on Saint Patrick’s Day The Pasadena area’s first community-wide book festival-LitFest Pasadena-hits 11:15 town Saturday, March 17, 11:15AM AM from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the city’s Central Park. Ad11:15 AMAM mission is free. 11:15 AM 11:15 11:15 AM LifFest Pasadena will Rev. Paul S. Beck • Senior Pastor be a celebratory day of readings and panel discussions featuring well-known WE HAVE “SOMETHING” YOU NEED local and California authors, hands-on activities for Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. young people, good food, Sunday School: (all ages) 9:15 a.m. better books, and great fun, Sunday Eve - “Praise” Worship 7:00 p.m. all aimed at promoting the or literary arts. Monday Worship - 7:00 p.m. Attendees can look forward to an irreverent and OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH informative festival that in512 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia corporates theater, music, (626) 447-7690 poetry, and more. Some of PASTOR ROGER SONNENBERG L.A.’s hottest gourmet food HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE - CHILD CARE AVAILABLE trucks, courtesy of Chefs

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Charles Dillingham to Join the Pasadena Playhouse as Interim Executive Director The Arts Consulting Group Vice President Assumes Duties During Transition Period The Board of Directors of The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that Charles Dillingham will serve as interim Executive Director of the theatre during the transition period following Stephen Eich’s departure and as The Playhouse launches a national search for a new Executive Director. Dillingham’s services are being provided by Arts Consulting Group (ACG), a national consulting firm where he is Vice President. Until he joined ACG in June of 2011 he had been managing director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles for twenty years. “It is an honor and privilege to welcome Charles Dillingham to our Playhouse family as interim Executive Director,” stated Playhouse Board Chair Michele Dedeaux Engemann. “Charles has been a loyal friend and supporter of The Playhouse for many years. With his respected expertise in theatre management and love of the performing arts, he is an incredible asset to the future and prominence of The Pasadena Playhouse.” "Charles brings to us a wealth of experience, knowledge, theatrical savvy and influence that will be

Continued from page 1 California Green Communities is a communitybased effort that encourages cities to adopt environmentally sound practices involving energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, renewable and alternative fuels, efficient transportation and other activities. Cities develop unique action plans to identify projects and activities they will implement to reach Silver, Gold and Platinum status in the program. To reach the Silver level, Monrovia completed over 10 new environmental projects over the past year including a new Green Building Ordinance and new programs offered by the Water 4 Life conservation program. Through increased public education and free water audits com-

of tremendous value to the continuing growth and stability of The Playhouse,” said Artistic Director Sheldon Epps. “He is a true gentleman of the theatre and I very much look forward to working with him, learning from him, and having the benefit of his enormous gifts in service to what will now be OUR theatre." “The Pasadena Playhouse is my neighborhood theatre,” said Dillingham. “I have long admired Sheldon’s work and it is an honor to be of assistance at this critical time while they are in the middle of their first full season since their financial crisis.” Charles Dillingham brings to The Pasadena Playhouse over forty years of senior executive experience in performing arts management as well as teaching, executive coaching and consulting. He has led some of the largest performing arts institutions in the country and partnered with several leading artistic directors. At Center Theater Group he supervised all development, marketing, administrative and financial operations for the company’s three theatres – the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Prior to CTG, he was CEO

of the Entertainment Corporation USA, presenting commercially the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera, Kirov Ballet and Opera and the Royal Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House and arranging American tours. He was Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre during Mikhail Baryshnikov’s tenure as Artistic Director, supervising ten television films, seventy-five new stage productions and tours to Paris and Japan. He previously served as Managing Director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Theatre Company and worked closely with Artistic Director William Ball at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He began his career at the Yale Repertory Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival with their founders Robert Brustein and Nikos Psacharopoulos. Mr. Dillingham holds a BA from Yale and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He served on the Board of Directors of The California Theatre Council, Dance USA, LA Stage Alliance and Arts for LA and on advisory panels at the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He also was Vice President of the League of Resident

Theatres (LORT) and as a member of the Board of Councilors of the USC School of Theater. He has taught arts administration at Columbia University, the Yale School of Drama and the USC School of theatre. He resides in Pasadena with his wife, Susan Clines, an executive at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. The Pasadena Playhouse was established in 1917 and was designated the State Theatre of California for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art in 1937. Built on a tradition of innovation and excellence, The Pasadena Playhouse is committed to continue to be the premiere theatrical experience in Southern California showcasing the most exciting theatrical entertainment in the state and being an amazing forum for launching new work onto the national stage. Broadway productions that originated at The Pasadena Playhouse include: Sister Act, Baby It’s You!, Looped and Mail. Unchain My Heart, The Ray Charles Musical, which premiered at The Playhouse, is scheduled to open on Broadway in the 2012-13 Season.

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term costs. Monrovia’s Silver certification is a great example of our commitment to being a leader and advocate for both.” Created in November 2009, California Green Communities is an environmental recognition program that fosters innovative ways for participating cities to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, while building vibrant, sustainable communities. In addition to Monrovia, the cities of Claremont, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status. Other cities participating in the program – Culver City, Los Angeles, Redlands, San Gabriel, Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Ventura – are making progress towards certification as

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Continued from page 1 Levi Hand and Jaclyn Embry. Non-Veterans: Daniela Piña, Erin Lynch, Katie Roth, Michelle O’Droske, Robert Calderon. Support Crew consisted of Andrea Olivas, Gabrielle Gonzalez, Priscilla Flores and Seth Maxwell. More specifically, these events help raise awareness and funding, and connect Team RWB members with other like-minded individuals to inspire personal appreciation and caring for war service veterans and their families. Athletes are encouraged to represent Team RWB in any event that is of interest to them and/or host their own events in support of Team RWB. The event (Rock and Roll Half Marathon) combined a half marathon, concerts and parties into a day of activities centered around the race which started Rose Bowl and with the ultimate goal of helping children. The race in Pasadena this past weekend is part of the 14-year-old Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The series is now held in 23 cities in the U.S., Europe and Canada. The marathon is one of many events that Team RWB has participated in with the goal of educating the public of the difficulties our military men and woman face when returning from combat and rejoining civilian life. Almost all service members “will have reactions after returning from deployment. These behaviors and feelings are normal, especially during the first weeks at home. Despite the challenges of reintegration, most service members will successfully readjust with few problems.” This is according to the federal government’s website. Statistics, however, have proved the government’s figures grossly inaccurate and returning vet-

Team Red, White & Blue Offers Hope to Returning Veterans erans and their families tell a completely different story. Military men and women who are returning to the United States in record numbers this year face problems perhaps unforeseen by those who sent them into harm’s way . Now that they are home, the government’s help and resources are far more limited than promised. Hence the reasons for organizations like Team RWB. The Wall Street Journal among other publications published a brief summary of a US Veterans Affairs Department study on discharged veterans’ employment and wage prospects in 2009. The report paints a devastating picture of surging unemployment and low wages for returning veterans. Three years later the picture is no brighter. The report found that the percentage of veterans not in the labor force-due to unemployment, having returned to school for further training, or having given up looking for work-had more than doubled between 2000 and 2005, jumping from 10 to 23 percent. Veterans aged 20-24 had an unemployment rate of 12 percent, 50 percent larger than the overall US unemployment rate for adults aged 20-24, which stands at 8 percent. On March 27, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, writing on the same report, noted that 18 percent of veterans reported being unemployed. The report also exposed one of most commonly promoted claims of military recruiters: that recruits will gain valuable gain job skills for future civilian life. The Journal wrote: “The report found that most of the returning veterans were unable to find civilian jobs that matched their previous military occupations. The only

exceptions were the veterans working for private security firms such as Blackwater or in the maintenance and repair fields.” The Journal added: “The Veterans Affairs Department offers educational-assistance programs for young veterans, but the report said the initiatives had little impact on the employment status or salaries of the former military personnel.” Enter nonprofit groups and those who know best, former vets who help their fellow vets get through a diffi-

ated Press about corrections officers who return from Afghanistan and Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder reports that nationwide, law enforcement groups are taking notice of veterans starting or returning to jail or prison jobs and quotes John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine. The article appeared in multiple news outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada. But the situation is even direr than one could imagine with so many men and women returning

Erin Lynch, Michelle O’Droske, Daniela Pina (all civilians) carrying old glory throughout the 13.1 mile race. -Photo by Andrea Olivas

cult transition. Team RWB is one such organization trying to do the seemingly impossible. Help reintegrate vets into American society. Help restore vets’ courage in a different kind of battle. They choose to focus on this particular team as the struggle for veterans’ rights continues long after the troops return home, often with severe disabilities, some with both physical and those far less visible, emotional stress related disorders like PTSD as it is often called. An article by the Associ-

now, especially from Iraq. Unemployment has long been a problem for returning vets, but the Washington Post reports that each year, more than 1,000 returning troops say they have lost jobs or been penalized due to their service, despite the fact that such treatment is against the law under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The employer most often at fault is, allegedly, the federal government. Of the 1,548 complaints filed in fiscal 2011, more than

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18% involved federal agencies. “On the one hand, the government asked me to serve in Iraq,” says a retired reservist who was fired from his contractor job with US Customs and Border Patrol after returning from service. “On the other hand, another branch of government was not willing to protect my rights after serving.” While a lot has improved, in the post-Vietnam war era, “some polarization between veterans and our society still exists today,” according to Team RWB’s website. The site continues to say that “Strong relationships between wounded veterans and their fellow Americans are critical to veterans’ reintegration into civilian life as well as our nation’s success.” Team RWB’s mission is to therefore in existence to “enrich the lives of wounded veterans and their families.” During a June 2010 study of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, almost all veterans surveyed expressed interest in services to help adjust to civilian life. Additional research has shown that 90 percent of today’s war service veterans actively search for information and connections online. Team RWB is slated to start a social leadership-based network using social media and other interactive tools to meet both of the needs of returning veterans, achieving local impact on a national scale. Once complete, teamrwb.com will hopefully enable all interested team members to create relationships within and outside their local communities. This network/community “will serve as the backbone for raising awareness and funds, and connecting wounded veteran families with athletes, advocates and others.” According

to RWB officials. Today’s veterans face many challenges to successful reintegration into society following their experiences in a combat zone. Short-term solutions can include medical prescription drugs or counseling; however, research has shown that veterans’ reintegration challenges can be compounded by feelings of isolation from no longer being part of a “unit” or team. Team RWB aims to combat these challenges by connecting veterans and their families with others (known as “advocates”) through meaningful, friendship-based relationships. Wounded veterans and advocates define the exact nature of their relationship, ensuring each relationship is mutually beneficial and unique. To better meet veterans’ needs, advocates will focus on the “everyday” - not the spectacular: being a friend, spending time together and performing small acts of kindness on a personal level. Team RWB goals: Impact wounded veterans through one-on-one relationships; Host community level events with wounded veterans and Team RWB advocates; Use athletic events as a tool to inspire people to action, raise awareness for our mission and fundraise to support the Team RWB advocate program and finally: Provide opportunities for everyday Americans to get involved to support wounded veterans by utilizing their unique skills. You can follow/join future events at Team RWB’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/ TeamRWBCA?ref=ts For more information on how you can help returning veterans please go to: www.teamrwb.org

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Seductive Performances at Ambassador Auditorium by bill peters

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Pasadena Symphony's Classics Series presented last Saturday evening at HRock's Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena was inviting, ingratiating, and as advertised, seductive. The theme of the concert was "Seductive Scheherazade". Who could overlook concertmaster Aimee Kreston's suave violin playing in Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade. Or piano soloist Esther Keel's magnificent artistry, emotion and pianistic skill in Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 5 in F-major, slyly named "The Egyptian". And how about guest conductor Rossen Milanov with his driving beat directing in the showpiece, Alexander Borodin's "Polyvtsian Dances" from "Prince Igor"? The Symphony had named the program "Seductive Scheherazade" but the entire performance

was filled with a siren call to listeners to hear an orchestra that is coming into full depth of spirit and of playing. Esther Keel's performance at a wonderfully voiced concert-grand Steinway was phenomenal. Keel utilized keyboard technique that seems to blend old-style accuracy and modern sensibility leading to a rendering of the not-too-often heard Saint-Saens work filled with colorful timbre, careful pedaling, and brisk, clean arpeggios. Milanov is rather boyish in appearance. His conducting style is buoyant and bouncy. While too much bounce might prove distracting, it is hard to know if the style brought the top-rate performances that resulted. It appeared that was the case. Whatever the reason, the bookended opener and closer, the Borodin and the Rimsky-Korsakov couldn't

have been better. The violins were burnished in warmth, the brass shone brilliantly, the winds waxed eloquent. In the "Scheherazade", beyond Kreston's marvelous (and even soulful) playing, outstanding performances came from every principal player with special work by Rong-Huey Liu oboe, David Shostac, flute, Donald Foster, clarinet, Katherine Oliver, bassoon, Marissa Benedict,+ trumpet, and cellist Trevor Handy. This orchestra is receiving broad community support as it reaches probably its highest level of achievement in its long history. Laurie Turner, chair of the 2011 Holiday Lookin Home Tour, represented The Women's Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association to present Chief Executive Officer, Paul Jan Zdunek, a check for $100,000 as a result of their successful Holiday tour. The Women's Committee, with the help of a generous donation from the late Beebe Nuetzman, last year donated $500,000 to the Symphony which, according to Zdunek, was matched over the summer. Beethoven and Mozart make up the next Pasadena Symphony program in two performances, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, as guest conductor, Nicholas McGegan, and pianist Nareh Arghamanyan perform. Arghamanyan will be heard in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D-minor; McGegan will lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica".

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Program Designed to Decrease Jail Overpopulation Will Release 24,000 Inmates By Ruth Longoria Kingsland Community members from Duarte and its surrounding cities are working together to see that criminals released through the Governor’s State Prison Realignment Project won’t be as likely to re-offend in this area. About 24,000 inmates, considered to be “less violent and less dangerous,” are being released statewide between October 2011 and June 30, 2012 through a program designed to decrease jail overpopulation, according to Los Angeles County Temple City Sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Nee, who presented year end crime statistics to the Duarte City Council at last Tuesday’s council meeting. About 7,900 of those inmates are being released into Los Angeles County. Duarte currently has 74 parolees residing within this city, Nee said. Although Duarte’s crime statistics show a downward trend over the past five years, Nee credits community members for reporting crime and suspicious behavior, as well as deputies for pro-active diligence and enforcing laws. Nee also is hopeful community support for the new Community Mediation Team (CMT) and its newly launched Y-Life Project will help keep those numbers down as inmates are released into the area. “I’d be tickled pink if we could see a 100 percent success rate,” Nee said, adding, “I know that’s not realistic though.” The Y-Life Project is a collaboration of local churches, Santa Anita Family YMCA and other members of the Community Re-entry

Committee, a sub-committee of the CMT. The committee is working to develop a strategy to reach out to the men and women recently released, or who will be released, and provide community support, as well as a “Welcome Home Bag,” to include: a Wal-Mart gift card, donated by Duarte Kiwanis Club, and toiletries and blankets donated by the Doubletree and Tzu Chi Foundation in Monrovia. “Don’t think we’re coddling them. The goal is by offering them services, they won’t reoffend in your community,” said Eduardo Cordero, a Los Angeles County gang violence department supervising deputy probation officer, and member of the committee. In addition to coordination of efforts by CMT Chair Ulises Gutierrez and Damon Colaluca of the Santa Anita Family YMCA, the committee includes Duarte Deputy City Manager Karen Herrera and Pastor Richard Brown of Life Church of Pasadena. Brown volunteered his services after witnessing Gutierrez and Colaluca working with youths in Monrovia. Many of the about 200 young people used to just hang around in parking lots in that area, and now are involved in positive alternative activities at the Santa Anita Family YMCA center, such as sessions in life skills, anger management, problem solving and leadership workshops. The Y-Life Project will begin overseeing those activities in May and members plan to invite men and women who have been released from jail, as a way to help with healing and as a way

to help them successfully reenter society, Brown said. Families of released inmates also will be welcomed to the weekly events, which will offer childcare and parenting classes, as well as a meal together. “It’s important to get the families involved as well, since a lot of times when young people act out there are family problems that aren’t being addressed. We want to help them refocus on the important things, and faith is part of that,” Brown said. Gutierrez and his team also are available for court appearances and to help the young men and women find jobs, an important part of being able to cope as a productive member of society. Brown said his work through his church in recent months has allowed him to minister to inmates at various area work camps, another reason he feels his services will be useful in the Y-Life Project. “When they come out [the released inmates] already know some of us, and so we’re not strangers, which makes it easier for them to trust and know we’re here to work with and help them,” he said. The Y-Life Project presentation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting was well received by the Council. “Thank you for this collaboration and for being committed to the people who need a second chance and for believing in them and teaching them life skills,” said Councilman Phil Reyes. “Without this, and if they don’t have a sustainable job, they don’t stand a chance.”

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Assemblymember Portantino to California Legislators: Eight is Enough Reintroduces Salary Freeze Measure (AB 1787) For the eighth time, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a measure to freeze the pay of California’s highest paid employees. AB 1787 calls for a twoyear freeze on state employees who earn over $100,000 – thousands of state employees could be subject to the salary and bonus freeze. “It is unacceptable to be giving raises and bonuses when we are still struggling with a budget deficit in the billions and one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation,” stated Assemblymember Portantino. “Over the past four years, my bills on this is-

sue have been held on “suspense” in the Assembly even though it saves the state money. I have reduced the salary amount so the state can save even more money. If President Obama can freeze the salaries of White House employees making $100,000 or more, why can’t we do the same here in California?” According to the State Controller, some 3, 300 state employees could be affected by the bill and more if University of California employees are included. The potential savings would be in the tens of millions. While it is not binding for the University of California, the measure urg-

es the Regents to adopt the policy for UC employees. As with previous versions of this bill, public safety employees and employees covered by contracts would be exempt. “Freezing the salaries of the highest paid state employees until our economy recovers is a logical place to reduce spending and a way to show the people of California that we understand the difficulties every family is facing. At a time when we are asking seniors, students, children, and taxpayers to bear the budget burden, the least we can do is freeze these high salaries until we can see our way clear of the budget crises.”

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During the last two weeks of March, staff and volunteers will begin boxing about two thirds of the children’s books for storage. Improvements will include the removal of an emergency exit, replacement of windows, bookshelves, furniture, paint and carpet. The layout of the room will be changed to create a Preschool Zone, Study Zone and Computer/ Technology Zone. Funding for the updates came from

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PCC Cuts

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Dr. Mark W. Rocha (Superintendent - President of Pasadena City College) speaks to media in the President’s Conference room Wednesday. -Photos by Terry Miller

and is considering possibly closing the campus for spring break and part of the summer according to President Mark W. Rocha said. In fact “everything is on the table”,

Rocha said Wednesday afternoon when he met with local media. “It came as a complete surprise” Rocha said, referring

In fact, Rocha warned, next year’s shortfall could be much worse than this current year. “The real difficulty is next year. We’re gonna fight but it won’t be asy.”

Equating the cuts to a family losing some of the breadwinner’s salary in this difficult economy, while making reference to Tuesday’s student body reaction

to the cuts, Rocha told reporters “I would have protested too.” “We had a net reduction of 45 class section this spring semester. To put that into

perspective, we are offering 2,333 sections this semester.” PCC officials said. The school hopes the

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Nadya Lanyi's 106th Birthday

Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court at the prestigious Shakespeare Club’s Annual Queen’s luncheon l-r Princesses Stephanie Hynes, Morgan Devaud, Queen Drew Washington, Princesses Kimberly Ostiller and Cynthia Louie. -Photo by Floretta Lauber

Russian Dancers Nikki and Ruben, entertain at the ethnic themed Birthday Party. Chef Mario should take a bow for the delicious buffet ending with strawberry crepes. -Photo by Floretta Lauber

One of the oldest traditions of the Shakespeare Club is their association with the Tournament of Roses. In 1897 they contributed towards prizes and several picnic lunches for visitors. They entered their first float, a decorated carriage in 1906. And had four prize winning floats in 19291932,The Queens luncheon

held yearly at the Club , has been a tradition since 1952. The Queen her Court and some of the Tournament officials are invited each year in February. This year it was February 7th. Champagne and Hors d oeuvres were served while socializing. Luncheon was served in the dinning room decorated with red roses a delicious Phyllo

Chicken Breast on Wild Rice Trilogy with a Spinach Salad was served with crème filled Lady Fingers covered with Fresh Berries for dessert. Jeanette Parker introduced the Royal Court and presented them with gold charms. Tournament and Community V.I.P were introduced.

A Noise Within Artistic Director to Address Scholarship Benefit

A festive celebration was enjoyed by guests and residents at Vista Cove February 10th to honor Nadya Lanyi’s 106th Birthday, Noemi Biely Executive Director with Arcadia Mayor Gary Kovacic , declaring it her special day and presenting her with a congratulatory certificate. -Photo by Floretta Lauber

Tournament of Roses New President

Tournament of Roses new president.[center] Sally Bixby and her husband Dr. Bixby with long time club supporter Bingo Roncelli. -Photo by Floretta Lauber

"Behind the Scenes at A Noise Within" will be the subject of a talk by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, producing artistic director of Pasadena's A Noise Within, the celebrated classical repertory theatre company, at the eighth Awards for Scholars luncheon to be held on Monday, March 12 at the Santa Anita Golf Club in Arcadia. Rodriguez-Elliott will bring stories of both reallife and on-stage characters she has encountered since the founding of A Noise Within nearly 20 years ago and report on the successful move of the company from its long-time Glendale theatre to a permanent new home in Pasadena. A Noise Within began its inaugural season in Pasadena October 29, 2011, in its new theatre in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical building located at the corner of Foothill Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Pasadena. The luncheon is being held to support of the efforts of the San Gabriel Val-

ley Alumnae Panhellenic's scholarship program. Chair of the event, Margie Totten, remarked, "Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and A Noise Within is a welcome addition to the arts scene in the San Gabriel Valley. Her work with students as part of the theater's educational programming, the production of classical literature, and the major awards she holds for her efforts, makes Julia the perfect speaker for our event." The San Gabriel Valley Alumnae Panhellenic program has provided monetary awards to over 200 high school senior women who opt to attend a four-year college or university. The award program was started in 1939. Last year's San Gabriel Valley Panhellenic meritbased scholarship winners, all from local high schools, were awarded $1,000 each. Awardees were Lauren Teague, Jane Davidson, Polytechnic School; Mary Kennedy, Monrovia High School; Brenda Guan, Ar-

cadia High School; and Abigail Scherer, South Pasadena High School. Net proceeds of the luncheon will be used to continue the scholarship award program. The event will be held at the Sunset Room of the Santa Anita Golf Club, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia. Reservations for the benefit are $40 each and can be purchased by calling (626) 386-5054. The Awards for Scholars committee includes Margie Totten of Arcadia, Chair, and members Debbie Andersen, Sally Butler, Betty Giles, Sandy Killian, Bev Street, Lauragene Swenson, Jean Weiss, Arcadia; Pat Beery, Glendora; Betty Gavigan, Rita Lopez, Benita Schwartz, Marty Wetzel, Pasadena; Alise Ralston of South Pasadena; Janet Peters, Sierra Madre; Kathleen Kerger, Barbara Jackman, San Gabriel; Rosemary Plamondon, Valencia; and Pat Myers, Monrovia.

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Tournament of Roses Names William B. Flinn Executive Director

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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced today that William B. Flinn will assume the role of executive director, effective March 1, 2012. Flinn has been serving as both interim executive director and chief operating officer since September 2011. As executive director, Flinn will be administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the association’s leadership and the 935 volunteers in planning and staging the world-renowned Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO. “Bill Flinn has demonstrated a unique combination of historical perspective, innovation, relationship building and commitment to excellence that we value,” said Tournament of Roses President and Chairman of the

Board Sally M. Bixby. “We are excited to work together as we plan for the future.” Joining the Tournament of Roses staff as the director of public relations, Flinn served in various management positions before being named chief operating officer in 1997. As COO, he has been responsible for overseeing the Tournament’s public and media relations, marketing, licensing, government relations, parade television broadcasting, membership services, procurement, and services to the Tournament’s corporate and civic participants. “I am honored to have been asked to serve in this capacity and I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with our outstanding volunteers, staff members, game partners, parade participants and community lead-

ers associated with the Tournament of Roses,” said Flinn. “I am energized by the spirit of our Tournament family and am eager to collectively build upon the heritage of the past 124 years, while utilizing new and creative strategies that will carry these uniquely Pasadena New Year events forward to the benefit and interest of future generations.” In addition to his work with the Tournament of Roses Association, Flinn has been an active volunteer with several community organizations. Most recently, he is the Chairman of the Governance Council for Crestmont College and has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Pasadena Christian Schools. Over the years he also has directed numerous choral and instrumental groups and is the conductor of The Salvation Army’s Pasadena Tabernacle Band. About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and various associated events. The 124th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!™,” will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, highstepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 99th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.Tournamentofroses.com.

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Methodist Hospital Celebrates Opening of the NewHyperbaric Oxygen Center and its Lifesaving Possibilities for Patients

Dan Ausman, CEO Methodist Hospital, cuts the ceremonial ribbon for the new hyperbaric chamber that was unveiled last week. -Photo by Terry Miller

Through a gift from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Methodist Hospital has established a cuttingedge hyperbaric treatment center where patients with a wide range of serious medical conditions can receive lifesaving treatment. The grant enabled the hospital to purchase and install a state-of-the-art hyperbaric (high-pressure oxygen) chamber in the hospital's Wound Healing Center.

"We strongly support Methodist Hospital's mission of compassionate care," said Chris McGuire, vice president of programs and director of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. "It is our belief that this new center will provide the finest care for patients long into the future." In addition to benefiting the San Gabriel Valley's growing population of diabetic patients suffering with

chronic wounds, the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Hyperbaric Oxygen Center will also enable clinicians to treat wounds resulting from immune deficiencies as well as patients suffering from decompression sickness, or the “bends,” as a result of diving accidents. Other serious conditions also will be treated using the new hyperbaric chamber. "The Berger Foundation has been an ardent support-

er of Methodist Hospital for a long time, and we're very grateful for their generosity," said Dan Ausman, Methodist Hospital president and CEO. Continuing improvements to hyperbaric chamber technology will enable patients to sit upright or recline in comfort as they watch movies and listen to music while undergoing hyperbaric therapy, according to Janet Dugan, director of

therapy services. Those with conditions such as ulcers, carbon monoxide poisoning, crush injuries, air or gas embolisms, bone infections that do not respond to antibiotics, and even flesh-eating bacteria also will benefit from this advanced technology. "Our chamber is a large acrylic tube where the patient slides in on a long gurney," Dugan said. "We pump in 100 percent oxygen under pressure, and the aver-

age patient remains inside for about 90 minutes." With relatively few hyperbaric centers operating in the San Gabriel Valley, Dugan believes the new chamber will support Methodist Hospital’s continued efforts to provide ‘The Next Generation of Care’ exceptional patient experience which has become not only the slogan but philosophy at Methodist Hospital.

Norwegian, Danish Boys’ at Pasadena Presbyterian Church Two internationally renowned boys’ choirs — Vor Frue Kirkes Drenge-Mandskor and Vanse GuttekorDeo Gloria — will appear in concert on Tues., Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. (corner of Madison) in the Playhouse District of downtown Pasadena. The choirs are completing a 10-day-long Southern California tour with their Pasadena appearance, which is sponsored by the church’s “Friends of Music at PPC”

series. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. Vanse Guttekor-Deo Gloria (Bryan D. Breidenthal, conductor) is a Norwegian ensemble and Vor Frue Kirkes Drenge-Mandskor (Rikke M. Kursch, conductor and organist) is a Danish choir. The program will be an eclectic selection of Norwegian, Danish and American music and will include “Jonah — a liturgical drama.” Concert information: 626/793-2191; www.ppc.net

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Governor Brown to Open New Trade and Investment Office in China Moving to increase direct investment in California and give the state’s businesses a distinct advantage in China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced plans to open a new trade and investment office in China. “The Pacific Rim has become the center of the world economy, presenting California with countless opportunities to grow alongside our neighbors across the ocean,” said Governor Brown, after meeting with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Los Angeles. “The office will encourage direct investment and further strengthen the existing ties between the world’s second- and ninth-largest economies.” The California-China Trade and Investment Office will provide California companies with increased access to Chinese business

contacts and provide Chinese investors with access to California projects that will benefit from increased investment. Financing for the office will be provided by partners in the private sector through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). In addition to developing these financial partnerships, GO-Biz will work with the Chinese government to facilitate the opening of the office. China is the world’s largest exporter of goods and third largest importer, ranking closely behind the United States and the European Union. The vast majority of China’s exports to the U.S. go through California ports. California exported $12.4 billion in goods and services to China in 2010. In addition, China invested $1.5 billion in California projects in 2011, or 10 per-

cent of all Chinese investment in the U.S. Vice President Xi visited California to discuss trade and investment opportunities with Governor Brown and Vice President Joe Biden. The Los Angeles visit was Vice President Xi’s last stop in a four day tour of the U.S. The State of California has not had a formal presence in China since the previous foreign trade offices were closed in 2003. The new trade and investment offices are slated to open in Shanghai and Beijing. Several recent economic plans drafted by governmental and private entities, including a report by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, have recommended that the state expand its overseas presence to facilitate investment and trade growth during the current economic recovery.

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Wide World Of Camellias Tom Nuccio of Nuccio Nurseries in Altadena will present the “Wide World of Camellias” at the Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner/meeting Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation will be held in the newly renovated Memorial Park Hart Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. The public is welcome. Tom Nuccio, back by popular demand as the program presenter, will show

and describe new camellia and azalea introductions, as well as discuss Nuccio’s hybridizing and propagation techniques. Tom is part of the family owned Nuccio Nurseries. With more than 600 cultivars and species available, Nuccio’s is one of the most recognized sources for camellia and azalea introductions worldwide. Family members began the business as a backyard operation in 1935 in Alhambra. Today it is located on

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Measure A Cause for Concern for Some, Relief for Others Senior Citizens May Receive Exemption By Terry Miller According to Arcadia Unified School district’s website, if Measure A funding is not provided “AUSD will be faced with an approximate $7 million ongoing budget deficit due to reductions in state funding and a down economy. Cuts of this magnitude would directly impact classroom instruction, including teacher layoffs, increased class sizes and reductions in instructional programs. A local funding measure would provide stable and predictable funding that our schools can count on to protect the most essential instructional programs for students.” If passed, Measure A would automatically expire in five years and cannot be extended without approval from two‐thirds of local voters. According to their website and some frequently asked questions, “The Board of Education is considering a proposal that would cost property owners between $228 and $118 per year. A measure in this range would generate between $1.7 million and $3.4 million per year for our schools. All taxable parcels of land within the Arcadia Unified School District would pay the assessment for our schools, including businesses. This assessment would appear on property tax bills.” But what does Measure A really mean and what are the implications? Measure A was placed on the ballot by the Arcadia Board of Education. It is intended to supplement the AUSD's current Federal, State, and local revenue with a $228 per parcel tax, in effect for a period of 5 years. The AUSD reports $17 million dollars in budget cuts since 2007-2008, which are said to have resulted in layoffs, larger class sizes, and reductions in academic programs. No specific further description of these cuts has been provided. School districts are required to provide detailed reports each year of their student and faculty compositions and financial situation to the state, and these are publicly available from the California Department of Education . The following is taken from the text of the Measure A documents on AUSD’s

website: “While Arcadia Unified School District (“AUSD”) students continue to succeed, Arcadia schools are struggling to sustain the quality of our educational programs while contending with an approximate $7 million ongoing budget deficit. By the end of this school year, AUSD will have made a total of $17 million in cumulative cuts since 2007-08. Cuts of this magnitude have meant: Teacher layoffs; Larger class sizes; and Reductions in academic programs that keep our schools strong. California has faced a budget crisis for nearly five years now, and there is no real hope for a near term rescue by dramatic economic improvement. The State continues to struggle with its budget, and given the likely shortfall in revenues for this fiscal year, AUSD may be facing mid-year budget cuts thanks to the state budget “triggers.” Without stable funding, AUSD will be faced with an approximate $7 million ongoing budget deficit due to reductions in state funding and a down economy. Cuts of this magnitude would directly impact classroom instruction, including teacher layoffs, increased class sizes and reductions in instructional programs. In the absence of stable funding from Sacramento, school districts across the state are asking their local voters to consider approving local funding measures, in the form of parcel taxes, to help stabilize school district budgets. A local funding measure would provide stable and predictable funding that our schools can count on to protect the most essential instructional programs for students. To that end, the Board of Education is considering placing a local funding (parcel tax) measure on the local ballot for March, 2012. The Board is considering a proposal that would cost property owners between $228 and $118 per parcel, per year. A measure in this range would generate between $1.7 million and $3.4 million per year for our schools. As proposed, this local funding measure will appear on the ballot on March 13, 2012. All registered vot-

ers in the Arcadia Unified School District will be eligible to vote on such a measure. The election will be conducted by use of mailed ballots only. The ballot measure must be approved by 2/3 of local voters voting on the measure. The measure would automatically expire in five years and cannot be extended without re-approval from 2/3 of local voters. The proposed ballot measure lists the specific programs and services eligible to receive funding from the measure. By law, funds may only be used for these specified purposes. In addition, this local funding measure would specifically require a Citizens’ Oversight Committee comprised of Arcadia residents to meet regularly and review the use of funding to ensure funds are spent as promised. In addition, the funding will be subject to annual audits. AUSD would use the local funds to help protect quality education by: Retaining and attracting high quality teachers; Protecting quality math, science, reading, art and music programs; Keeping schools safe and clean; Maintaining advanced placement and honors courses, in such subjects as physics, chemistry and biology; and Preventing the reduction or elimination of extracurricular activities for students, like the Arcadia High School Marching Band. Funds from this measure are specifically prohibited from being spent on administrator salaries or benefits. This will ensure that funds are allocated towards teaching and classroom instruction. All funds generated by a local funding measure must stay in the Arcadia Unified School District – the state cannot take away one dime. All taxable parcels of land within the Arcadia Unified School District would pay the assessment for our schools, including businesses. This assessment would appear on property tax bills and be collected by the County on the District’s behalf. Through a simple application process, senior citizen homeowners, aged 65 and older, may receive an

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POLICE BLOTTERS Arcadia PD

For the period of Sunday, February 12th, through Saturday, February 18th, the Police Department responded to 979 calls for service of which 118 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, February 12: A victim of identity theft filed an online report at 7:34 a.m. regarding a fraudulent purchase of a DELL laptop. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) obtained her American Express credit card information when a DELL representative called her to confirm the delivery address for the shipment. The victim cancelled the order and closed the account. At approximately 6:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to Nordstrom at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to two female adults in custody for theft. The suspects concealed merchandise inside their purses and a used JC Penney shopping bag while they were inside the fitting rooms. An investigation revealed the suspects also stole from Macy’s, Old Navy, Sidecca, Victoria’s Secret and JC Penney. The two 19-year-old Black females were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Monday, February 13: Around 11:23 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim received a phone call from an unknown male subject who explained he was a multi-million dollar winner. The victim received checks from the subject who agreed to pay for the taxes on the winnings. The victim was instructed to send the money to an unknown subject in Michigan. After the victim completed the transactions, the checks were returned to his bank and he realized it was a scam. Shortly after 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to Baldwin Stocker Elementary School, 422 West Lemon Avenue, in reference to a burglary investigation. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a trailer located in the school’s construction area. The officer determined the suspect(s) pried open the sliding glass window. The total loss was unknown at the time of the report.

Tuesday, February 14: At about 8:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 000 block of Christina Street regarding a burglary report. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the victim’s garage and stole multiple items. The officer determined the suspect(s) removed the padlock on the door and fled undetected. At approximately 3:52 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter in regards to a fraud report. The victim visited a bank in Pasadena to open a checking account and was informed that her social security number was attached to an existing account. The victim had no idea who was using her personal information. She is desirous of prosecution. Wednesday, February 15: Around 3:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a call about a suspicious male subject wearing no shirt, knocking on residents’ doors. The officer located the subject and determined he was unable to care for himself due to intoxication. The 24-year-old Chinese male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At approximately 2:51 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Sephora at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to an adult female in custody for theft. The suspect concealed merchandise in a used shopping bag and exited the store without making payment. An investigation revealed the 18-year-old Chinese female also stole from Gilly Hicks. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Thursday, February 16: At about 6:04 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of West Duarte Road regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim left his vehicle running to the front of his residence while he waited for it to warm up. When he returned from inside his residence, he discovered it was gone. No one saw or heard anything suspicious. Shortly after 4:28 p.m., a sales associate at Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, reported a commercial burglary. Video surveillance revealed two male adult suspects concealed bras and underwear inside a used Abercrombie and Fitch shopping

bag, and exited the store without making payment. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-yearsold, 6’0” tall, of medium build, wearing a long sleeve green sweater and blue jeans. Suspect two is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-year-old, 5’6” tall, 200 lbs., wearing a gray sports shirt with a stripe down the sleeves and light blue jeans. Friday, February 17: At approximately 10:07 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Wells Fargo Bank, 211 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a theft investigation. A bank teller took money from his register and concealed it inside his pants pocket. After being confronted as to why his register did not balance, the 21-year-old Filipino male admitted to the theft. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 11:49 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) charged thousands of dollars to her Mastercard and Visa credit cards. Through investigation, the victim learned the suspect(s) also opened an American Express credit card in her name and had her mail forwarded to a different address without her knowledge. The victim is desirous of prosecution. Saturday, February 18: At roughly 9:56 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a battery that just occurred. Two customers waiting in line for the release of new tennis shoes became upset when a male subject cut in line in front of them. After the customers yelled at him to get in the back of the line, the subject cursed at them and spit in both their faces. The 18-year-old Hispanic male was arrested for Battery and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Shortly after 5:15 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford Fusion on Santa Anita Avenue at St. Joseph Street for a broken tail light. A record check revealed the driver was never issued a license and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 32-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Overall Business Brisk at Santa Anita, ‘Great Race Place’ to Stay with Four-Day Race Week

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Santa Anita Park, which has experienced significant gains in overall handle and field size through the first 31 days of its winter/spring meeting, has announced that with the approval of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), it will continue to run a four-day-a-week schedule through closing day, April 22. “We’re very pleased with how the meeting is going,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “Our overall handle is currently up seven percent and our field size has remained strong, at 8.3 horses per race, compared to 7.7 a year ago. “The current racing schedule is working well for all of our stake holders and we want to thank the CHRB and Chairman (Keith) Brackpool for allowing us to continue to run four days a week in order to sustain and build upon the momentum we’ve been able to establish.” The meet got off to a rollicking start on opening day, Dec. 26, as 44,579 attended on-track, the largest opening day crowd since

1994. Sunshine Millions Day, Jan. 28, was also a big attraction, as 30,514 attended on-track. In addition to world-class racing, fans were treated to a California Food Truck Festival, a Miss Sunshine Millions Bikini Contest, live entertainment and more in the track’s spacious infield. Saturday, Feb. 4 also rates as one of the best days of the meeting. B.J. Wright’s Big ’Cap-bound Ultimate Eagle blitzed his competition in the Grade II Strub Stakes, winning by 7 ¼ lengths in front of a crowd of 17,169. On-track handle reached more than $2.9 million and the total handle for the afternoon exceeded $15 million. “We not only have plenty of great racing left, but we’ve got a number of popular promotions left as well,” said Haines. We want to thank our fans and horsemen for enabling us to put on a good show thus far and we look forward to finishing this meet strongly.” Santa Anita has a number of big dates remaining on its 72-day racing calendar, including the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on

Saturday, March 3. The Big ’Cap will share center stage that day with two other Grade I races, the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) and the Las Virgenes Stakes. The Grade II San Felipe Stakes, a time-tested important prep for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, will be run the following Saturday, March 10. St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, is another potentially solid business day, as Santa Anita will once again offer its $1 million St. Pat’s Day Horseshoe Pitch. The Grade I, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes will highlight the day’s racing along with the $100,000 Irish Obrien Stakes. The highlight of the entire meet could well come on Saturday, April 7, as Santa Anita will offer the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby along with the Grade II Potrero Grande Stakes and the Grade III Providencia Stakes. Santa Anita will finish its winter/spring meeting with its traditional closing day feature, the Grade II San Juan Capistrano Handicap, at 1 ¾ miles on turf, on Sunday, April 22.


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Learn About Mark Twain’s Other Woman The Monrovia Public Library, in celebration of Women’s History month will present a special program on Saturday, March 3, “Mark Twain’s Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years.” It is a chance to learn more about the author whose presence graces a bench in front of the Library. Laura Skandera Trombley will discuss her newest book of the same title as the program. Trombley will discuss Mark Twain’s

last decade and his complicated relationship with his secretary, Isabel Lyon. She will also get into the bitter feud between Twain’s daughter Clara and the manipulative Isabel, as well as divulging other Twain household secrets. Not the usual gossip writer, Trombley is a serious scholar and is currently the fifth President of Pitzer College in Claremont. The program will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

There will be book sales and signing after the program. Light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library and is free. Registration is encouraged. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, call 626-256-8274, or visit www. monroviapubliclibrary.org and click on the calendar icon on the top right of the page. Find DATE, click on the event and sign up. Walk-ins welcome.

Monrovia High School Band Takes Off for Carnegie Hall Last night the Monrovia High School Symphonic Band left for New York CIty and participation in the New York Wind Band Festival. The Festival means the group will be performing Sunday afternoon in Carnegie Hall.

According to Daniel Magallanes only 27 of the band’s 42 members were able to go on the trip for financial reasons, but despite this, he said he feels the group will perform well. They have been practicing and raising funds for

the trip and competition for more than a year. Along with the students and their seven parent chaperones, several families members of the student musicians are also making the trip to support the band.

Plenty of Entertainment in “Safe House,” but That’s About It Film Review By Michael James Gonzalez Denzel Washington’s new film has enough action, dramatic conflict, and conspiracy theory intrigue to put it above rental status, but not by much. The plot is a familiar one: a low-level CIA operative is given the seemingly easy task of looking after an international criminal inside a safe house, only to have shadowy forces descend and send him on the run. The film’s strongest element, however, is the pairing of Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles, with Reynolds playing the

idealistic all around good guy, and Washington playing the worldly cynic. The film was mostly shot in Cape Town, South Africa and boasts stunning cinematography of the region. The action sequences too are exciting, although the shaky, hand-held camera style of shooting these scenes is somewhat distracting and starting to ware thin, as almost every director feels the need to incorporate it into their action movies. Despite these drawbacks, the film is competently executed by director Daniel

Espinosa who wisely puts his wonderful cast at the forefront of the story and action. Clichés do abound in this film, as unsubtle hints inform us early on that the good guys, fabulously played by actors Vera Farmiga, Sam Shepherd, and Brendon Gleeson, may not be so good after all, and that the bad guy (Washington) may not be so bad but only misunderstood. Yet it’s easy to forgive the film’s shortcomings thanks to the performances and visuals, which are indeed very enjoyable.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-256691 -C Loan No. 586262 Insurer No 0359531799 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/06/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: TERRY TEENAN WANG AND CHI-YING WU WANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded 06/13/2005 as Instrument No. 051374996 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 03/05/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 1128 SOUTH SIXTH AVE ARCADIA, CA 91006-0000 APN#: 5780-014-013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $1,049,946.90, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 02/02/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 OmarSolorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4192008 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Arcadia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 280521574 Trustee Sale No.: 52594 Loan No.: 399015852 APN: 8515-017-160 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 07/20/2007. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 02/29/2012 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/27/07 as Instrument #20071775956 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Deborah R. Harris, an unmarried woman, as Trustor Solution Fund Inc., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 62 of Parcel Map No. 15525, as per map recorded in Book 163 Pages 11 to 14 inclusive fo maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said county.. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 904 South Canyon Blvd, Unit B, Monrovia, CA 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $242,471.87 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Date: 2/2/12 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures. com or CALL: 925-603-7342 or 877 RSVP-ADS or 877 778-7237. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 283593)(02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12) Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10361944-RM Order No.: 100301568-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LING

CHEN , A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 3/9/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0504962 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/5/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $755,010.96 The purported property address is: 9000 CALLITA STREET, SAN GABRIEL, CA 91775 Assessor’s Parcel No. 5382-011-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4193968 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Temple City NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015005110 Title Order No.: 110456478 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/13/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/22/2008 as Instrument No. 20080310744 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EVARISTO ORTIZ AND ALICIA M ORTIZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 916 S CHARLOTTE AVE, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA 91776 APN#: 5389-001-057 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $516,167.45. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/07/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4193388 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20110187404208 Title Order No.: 110245633 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/24/04. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAW-YER. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/13/04, as Instrument No. 04 3200919 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. EXECUTED BY: WILLIAM E. ESKEW AND NORA M. ESKEW, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASH-IER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: Febru¬ary 29, 2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 627 PARK ROSE AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA 91016. APN# 8526 003 019 The under¬signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), ad¬vances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed

Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $321,464.88. The benefi-ciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATION-WIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION 2 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-9390772, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 02/02/12 NPP0196399 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0128454 Title Order No. 11-0108805 Investor/Insurer No. 114030859 APN No. 8504-006-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by STEVEN R. PURVES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2596758, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 257 MELROSE AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $651,780.30. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/01/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4193622 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11458852-CT Order #: 904042 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): OTILIA S MACIAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/28/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1908887 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/8/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $547,538.87 The purported property address is: 307 & 307 1/4, 307 1/2 EAST OLIVE AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8516-029-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy

shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020998 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 3/1/2012 Monrovia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003406 Title Order No.: 110310273 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/21/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2540451 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DENIS D OLEARY AND NOREEN E OLEARY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/07/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9840 BROADWAY, TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA 917802633 APN#: 8588-016-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $529,040.08. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/13/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4197192 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 Temple City NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0133167 Title Order No. 11-0112275 Investor/Insurer No. 136563087 APN No. 8574-022-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/28/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LEONILA CAOILI, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/28/2006 and recorded 4/11/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0785870, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10766 FAIRVIEW AVENUE, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $421,923.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do

business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/15/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4197651 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0138361 Title Order No. 11-0118359 Investor/Insurer No. 870328769 APN No. 5779-007-189 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DENNIS D. CHUA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE AND ARLENE CHUA, A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/10/2006 and recorded 11/30/2006, as Instrument No. 20062652449, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 515 SOUTH 5TH STREET #A, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $578,949.20. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose ASAP# 4186794 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0135802 Title Order No. 11-0115468 Investor/Insurer No. 7007521441 APN No. 8527-016-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/20/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by VICTOR DE LOS SANTOS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 10/20/2004 and recorded 11/3/2004, as Instrument No. 04 2844718, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 406 MOUNT OLIVE DRIVE, BRADBURY, CA, 91010. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $675,580.66. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the

Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4186679 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0139498 Title Order No. 11-0119667 Investor/Insurer No. 612081798 APN No. 8515-002-050 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JORGE LOPEZ CONTRERAS AND ORALIA CONTRERAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/14/2006 and recorded 1/8/2007, as Instrument No. 20070032077, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 607 ALMOND AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $374,314.21. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/23/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4196914 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0129886 Title Order No. 11-0110042 Investor/Insurer No. 1012333003 APN No. 8592-002-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GERARDO JAIME, UNMARRIED MAN, dated 02/21/2007 and recorded 2/28/2007, as Instrument No. 20070429735, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9505 GIDLEY STREET, TEMPLE CITY, CA, 91780. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $453,454.86. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/22/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to


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Starting a new business? File your DBA with us at filedba.com collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4201446 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Temple City NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11 -481558-LL Order #: 1018071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAMES WANG, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 1/10/2008 as Instrument No. 20080055708 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/15/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $409,458.17 The purported property address is: 717 MONTANA ST MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8507-010-079 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021615 2/23/2012 3/1/2012 3/8/2012 Monrovia Weekly. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 110137910 Title Order No. 11-0117859 Investor/ Insurer No. 1703495721 APN No. 8508-012-063 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ERNESTO MARTINEZ, A SINGLE MAN, dated 04/04/2007 and recorded 4/11/2007, as Instrument No. 20070867961, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 130 EAST CHERRY AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA, 91016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $439,288.21. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created

by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4192997 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Monrovia Weekly TS No. T11-76706-CA / APN: 8508-018-012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: SURESH PARTHASARATHY AND KAVITHA SWAMIKKANNU, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 Tucson, AZ 85732-6128 866-702-9658 Recorded 07/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1629814 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, Date of Sale: 3/19/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $490,894.55 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1221 SOUTH ALTA VISTA AVE #B MONROVIA, CA 91016 A.P.N.: 8508-018-012 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact PRIORITY POSTING AND PUBLISHING at WWW. PRIORITYPOSTING.COM or (714) 573-1965 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 2/23/2012 CR Title Services Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 Tucson, AZ 85732-6128 STEPHANIE ABCEDE, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P925737 2/23, 3/1, 03/08/2012 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0138352 Title Order No. 11-0119241 APN No. 5770-021008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DALE A NEWTON, AND MARGARET B NEWTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 03/22/2005 and recorded 3/31/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0747231, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 450 ARBOLADA DRIVE, ARCADIA, CA, 91006. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,003,557.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do

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business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 02/19/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.153901 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HEATHER M. TARALLO CASE NO. BP133047 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of HEATHER M. TARALLO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LLOYD ERNEST MCGAVIN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LLOYD ERNEST MCGAVIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/13/12 at 8:30AM in Dept. 11 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner SCOTT A. HANCOCK, ESQ. SNYDER & HANCOCK 1112 FAIR OAKS AVE SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030 2/20, 2/23, 2/27/12

Fictitious Business Name Filings CNS-2262454# TEMPLE CITY TRIBUNE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012005304 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as QT COLLECTION, 1327 S 2nd Ave , Arcadia, CA 91006. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: Kieukathy Xuan Dao. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 10, 2012. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 9, 2012, February 16, 2012, February 23, 2012, March 1, 2012 WI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2012015641 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EXCELLENCE RE HOUSE2HOME, 917 N WALNUT AVE , SAN DIMAS, CA 91773. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Signed: MARIO MORAN. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 27, 2012. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly February 23, 2012, March 01, 2012, March 08, 2012, March 15, 2012 WI

- Photo by Terry Miller

Rebuilding Together presented Monrovia Fire Fighter Mike Bailey with its Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer Award this month. Rebuilding Together is one of the country’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership and revitalizing communities. Bailey was honored for his work in helping to

rebuild a church in South Central Los Angeles. The long time member of the Monrovia Fire Department said that he was not the only member of the Department who volunteered time and effort on the project which was the brainchild of Stephanie Struckes, daughter of MFD’s Ken Struckes. The collaborative effort was her endeavor for the Americorp

Program. More than eight Members of the Monrovia Fire Department worked together to rebuild the facilities at the church. Bailey said that in addition to the award from Rebuilding Together’s Los Angeles chapter, he also recieved a Letter of Commendation from the President of the United States.

Songwriters and their Songs The third Kaleidoscope concert of the season returns on February 29 at 7:00 p.m. with a fascinating look at what makes theatrical songs tick, musically and dramatically, with performances of songs by Broadway’s greatest writers. The versatile singers will be the husband and wife team of Karen Benjamin and KUSC host Alan Chapman. No reservations are necessary and admission is free. Seating is limited to the first 150 people. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This series of unique and memorable free classical concerts is generously sponsored by the Arcadia

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Public Library Foundation. Light refreshments will be served and complimentary Starbucks coffee from Starbucks in Monrovia will also be served. For more information, please call (626) 294-4808

or visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at http:// library.ci.arcadia.ca.us . You can now also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd. Arcadia.

Arcadia Firefighters to Participate in Read Across America Children and their families are invited to listen to stories read by Arcadia’s own fire fighters on Wednesday, February 29 at 10:30 a.m. Come join in on the celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday as readers and

listeners across the country participate in this nationwide event. What better way to send a message that reading is fun and important! It’s always a fun time and one you won’t want to miss! For more information,

please call (626) 821-5566 or visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at http:// library.ci.arcadia.ca.us . You can now also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd. Arcadia.


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22 FEBRUARY 23, 2012 - FEBRUARY 29, 2012

PCC Students Dig Deep into the History of a Forgotten People by bill peters

Omar Rice, Right, Pricilla Cejudo -Courtesy Photo

Pasadena City College students have been given a unique opportunity to advance research on a group of people that no one seems quite sure where they came from, nor, upon their disappearance 800 years ago, just where they went. These forgotten people, previously ignored by anthropologists and archaeologists, belong to the Fremont Culture, which is believed to have existed from 700 A.D. to around 1250 A.D. in a broad region from the eastern Colorado Plateau to the California Sierras. Information on the Fremont has taken on new urgency as a result of an archaeological dig carried out as part PCC’s Social Sciences Division and its courses in Anthropology. Over the last several years, Anthropology students at PCC have gotten out of the classroom to an open field in Southwestern Utah where students, under the direction of a trained archaeologist, seek answers into the murky past of the Fremont. Students, after taking courses in Anthropology at the college, become eligible to join an archaeological field excavation in Milford, Utah, under the watchful and knowledgeable eye of archaeologist, and adjunct professor of Anthropology, Mari Pritchard Parker. Parker, who has 25 years of experience as a contract archaeologist serving as a cultural resource specialist with both private and government agencies, leads the field study program. In 2000, Parker acquired 31 acres of farm land in the tiny town of Milford, Utah, adding 12 acres later.

Her interest was piqued after noticing mounds indicating possible human activity. Her keen eye spotted fragments of ancient artifacts that her training recognized as having been left by the Fremont. A chance meeting of a PCC Anthropology professor at the PCC flea market, led to the development of a field study program at the community college. Parker says the field study work has allowed students to go beyond mere books about early inhabitants of the American continent to experiencing, handson, what they left behind. Through the process of digging into soil about three feet in depth carefully monitored by straight-walled one-meter test pits, the Fremont People, one of the most mysterious groups that occupied much of the Southwest are now confirmed to have inhabited Parker’s Utah property. The Fremont were nomadic hunter-gatherers who stopped long enough in the Milford region to dig pit-houses, maintain fire pits, and leave behind evidence of their day-to-day existence. So far, thousands of items have been uncovered at the site including pot sherds, buttons, basket weaving awls and arrowheads. “The students have located pottery, the corn grinding tools known as manos and metates, and other items used by these migrating people who stopped here to farm, hunt and even trade,” Parker says. Research into the Fremont has been notably weak. What is known is that the pre-historic Fremont existed roughly between 700

A.D and 1250 A.D. leaving behind unique trademarks such as a one-rod basketry style, moccasins with animalbone heels, figurines that appear to be depictions of humans, and gray thin-walled pottery. While noted for their pit-houses, Parker says her students have discovered adobe that may be nowmelted walls some by-gone era, possibly Fremont. The Fremont disappeared at the same time as the Anasazi, an ancient people that also populated the Four Corner’s (where Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada statelines converge) sometime around 1250 A.D., very close to the Milford site. What happened to them remains a mystery, but research at the dig site is peeling away the Fremont story bit by bit. It is this story that student’s seek at the site. Parker established the Milford Archaeological Research Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit to formalize the training needed for amateur or professional archaeologists. Under her leadership, students learn survey techniques, excavation and screening, mapping, field-site photography and laboratory methods. Completion of the training is rewarded with the receipt of an Occupational Skills Certificate issued by Pasadena City College. The result of this training some times ends in an entry level job with a contract archeological firm; however, most students enjoy the experience, learning and growing through training in the skills they learn in the process. “It takes intellectual curiosity and incorporates livelearning in a rural environ-

ment,” Parker remarked. As for Milford, it is a small town located about 30 miles west of the intersection of highways 15 and 70, an agricultural and mining center. The field school sessions, which are shared with Fresno City College students in a participating program, lasts 10 days with the students camping on the rich soil and grasses on Parker’s land. A typical day starts at 7 a.m. with the digging of onemeter test pits. Those finding artifacts follow a precise protocol: a notebook listing to accurately describe the location and depth of the object, identify what they have found, deposit the item in a well-marked paper bag (which will later be scrutinized in a lab setting to confirm the identification) and finally, filing a full report. At noon, work is stopped for

lunch. The afternoon takes the group to visit a museum, or to hear from experts in the field, such as Jeanne Benning, a noted flintknapper, and sometimes to visit mines in the area to explore the various minerals such as obsidian that were used by the Fremont Culture in making arrowheads. Evenings are spent, just as the Fremont people most likely did in ancient times, around a fire pit. Students engaged in this program are providing the archaeological field with important information. Dr. Lauren Arenson, Professor of Anthropology at Pasadena City College, says, “These students are doing groundbreaking research which has led some to find entry level jobs as a result of the field and the academic experience,” she notes. She mentions the skills they obtain—which can be helpful in many careers, such as writing research papers, recording accurate lab notes, and other skills that are part of standard archaeological techniques. Then, too, there is the exposure to a vaguely known cultural and pride the students find in being associated with the research. Friendships developed during field programs often runs deep. Professor Arenson said that some of that friendship has spilled into Milford. The small rural community (a population of around 1,000) has welcomed the students with open arms. “Milford is an incredibly small town and the town has been supportive.” One of the first years the site was opened, the town asked students to ride in their

Mari Pritchard Parker -Courtesy Photo

4th of July parade. Now, they are a regular part each year,” Arenson says. Recognizing that many Community College students may not have the financial ability to afford a 10-day trip to Utah, Parker raises funds through her research institute, the Milford Archaeological Research Institute. The cost of the 2-Unit class, charged by PCC, is $62. Costs of transportation, food and supplies must be borne by students, an amount that Parker estimates to be about $400 for the 10-day session. At the present time, scholarships are awarded through the Institute. The PCC Foundation has offered grants for the Institute to obtain equipment needed to operate the dig site, but funding students to participate remains a challenge. “The PCC Foundation has been very generous, but additional assistance for the students is always welcome,” Parker stated. This year’s field study sessions will be held June 20 to June 30 and July 2 to July 14. Applications for course study and field study sessions are currently being accepted. Information about the Milford Archaeological Research Institute and the dig site can be obtained by visiting the institute’s website, www.mariarchaeology.com or calling (213) 309-8854. Donation levels are available in a range from $25 to $500. Information on Social Science classes, including Anthropology at Pasadena City College is available through the department, or at the website webcms.pasadena.edu.


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PCC Cuts

Continued from page 11 savings will allow it to restore some classes that students need to graduate, either during the final months of the academic year or over the summer. Campus leaders are trying to identify students who may lose financial aid because they cannot get the required number of units and perhaps offer them scholarships. In the latest fallout from California’s ongoing fiscal crisis, the state’s 112 community colleges reported revenues from students’ fees are $107 million below projections as more economically strapped students seek and receive fee waivers. In addition, property tax revenues also fell short of estimates by about $41 million. The drastic cuts come at a startling time, exactly one week before the new semester was to begin. When asked about the high administration costs, Rocha said that the current total salary expense for all PCC executives is $1.25 million, about 1% of the college’s total budget of $116 million “well within the norns for comparable California community colleges. The adminitration said “if every executive, manager vand administrator was to be laid off, it would still not equal the size of the devastating state budget cuts this and next year. The budget crisis is a permanent fact.” The school will also have to make additional reductions to class sections in order to accommodate the $5 million cut anticipated if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in November.

“I wish this were all the bad news I reported to the Trustees. PCC’s actual cash flow situation is now so dire that we are preparing to borrow money temporarily to make payroll this summer,” Rocha wrote. “It is this cash flow situation that caused me to report we had ‘hit the wall.’ If we compare PCC to your family household, we are nearing zero in the checking account.” Rocha reports that PCC has been permanently downsized by the state because of the removal of Prop 98, a model for funding K-14. While saying he had “complete sympathy” with the affected students, Superintendent- President Rocha said “we all have to tighten our belts.” “I don’t want to mince words here” Rocha continued “but everything is on the table” referring to Wednesday evenings Board meeting to discuss the matter. Presdident Rocha has 5 vice-presidents which brings the total to 8 classified executives at PCC. There are 20 academic managers ( Deans); 30 supervisors; 382 full time faculty and 900 part time. Rocha said that 90% of their budget goes on payroll and health benefits ( for which employees pay nothing). Despire the dire consequenses of all the cuts, Rocha wanted to assure students that they could still enroll at PCC. However not all classes may be available next semester but students will not be turned away from PCC. PCC has 27,000 students of which 12,000 are international students ( 75% from China). -Photo by Terry Miller

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This El Monte home features 3 bed/2 ba, living room, spacious family room with cozy fire place, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, central air and a 2 car detached garage with ample driveway space to park several vehicles. (PIN)

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)

ONe level hOme $225,000 This 3 bed/2 ba Covina home features large kitchen, dining room w/fireplace, hardwood flooring and Central Air. Walking distance to schools and shopping areas. (DEX)

Century 21 earll,(www.century21earll.com) ltd.

CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd.

(626) 301-1888

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd 320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia Arcadia www.Century21earll.Com 626.301.1888 century21earll.com DRE# : 01154618

(626) 301-1888

el mONTe

$269,000

Standard sale, no need to wait. This is a gated condo located in N. El Monte w/ 4 bdrms and 2.5 baths. All bedrooms on 2nd floor with hardwood flooring. Tile floors throughout 1st floor. Covered patio, 2 car attached garage. Seller is motivated, easy to show. This property is also listed for Lease at $1,700(C3832)

CENTURY 21 Ludecke inc (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.COM

mONROviA

$199,900

Two bedrooms, 2 bath condo with fireplace in living room, dining area, inside laundry, double detached garage, front porch and carpet throughout. Security gate & spa. (C343)

Century 21Realty ludeCke inC CENTURY 21 Village (626) 355-1451

(626) 445-0123

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dUARTe

$245,950

Beautiful two story town home totally updated ready to move in. located in N. Duarte. 3 bdrms 1.5 baths updated kitchen with newer appliances and updated bathrooms, interior has been painted with new two tone earthy colors, new carpet in bedrooms. First floor has laminated hard wood floors, enclosed patio. Community pool and laundry.(T1454)

CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451

CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123

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dUARTe

$148,000

Silver Lake vacant lot in a great area of nice homes. One of the few vacant lots left in the area with a view. There is builder access from the top and bottom of the lot. The property is zoned LAR2 fit for units. Electric and services are in the street adjacent to the property. (ROB)

CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)

20 e. Foothill 105, arCadia21 Village Realty CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc. Blvd. Suite CENTURY Arcadia www.C21ludeCke.ComSierra Madre 626.445.0123 626.355.1451 c21ludecke.com c21village.com

DRE# : 01360316

$249,000

Beautiful single story home on a cul-de-sac street. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dual pane windows, central air, cathedral ceilings in living and dining area. Motion sensor lighting in hallway, fireplace in family room, two car attached garage. (A6153)

DRE# : 01360317

$24,000

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath, mobile home is located in a quiet senior park in Duarte. On a corner lot with mountain views, the garden entrance has a small patio. Eat-in kitchen has lovely built-in cabinets and open concept to the spacious living room. An enclosed patio area leads to master bedroom with large walk in closet. Laminated floors, carpeting and windows were all replaced last year. Carport has room for two cars.(B1020)

21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123 CenturyCENTURY 21 village realty

(626) 355-1451

38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre

www.C21village.Com SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.

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